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This Week In TurtleCoin (June 17, 2019)

From the Teacup Files https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/the-teacup-files/

Developer Updates

In this issue we all post shocked pikachu emojis when people forget to upgrade their software for the fork

To update your core: latest.turtlecoin.lol

The countdown until upgrade: https://explorer.turtlecoin.lol/

The Teacup Files

Teacup has returned with a bountiful harvest of memes! Check them out here https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/the-teacup-files/

Rotate Discord Server Invite Backgrounds

Discord’s new Nitro Boost stuff allows for Discord owners to choose custom background images when people use the invite links. However it means people have to manually click buttons in the Discord app.

So please head over to https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360047859252-Add-API-endpoint-for-server-invite-background and upvote this post to encourage the Discord developers to expose this feature in the Official API. SoreGums

https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360047859252-Add-API-endpoint-for-server-invite-background

TurtleCoin Github Bot

I’ve been looking into supporting multiple people making an issue at once with the Github bot; it doesn’t seem like it’ll be too hard to add, and it’ll be a nice little perk. If you don’t know what the Github bot is, I recommend you check it out! It lets you easily create a Github issue on any turtlecoin repo w/out an acc; type !tag issue in the #bots channel to learn more

Sajo8

turtlecoin-crypto

As mentioned last week, I’ve been working on combining the different versions of this repo together. Good news! It’s done.

This repo now builds the following:

1) A c++ static library (Windows, Linux, OSX)
2) A shared library via DLL (Windows) that can be linked against in any number of languages (C# anyone? — @canti, I see you)
3) Node.js native addon module (same as the NPM package before)
4) Native Javascript implementation (slow, very slow, but it works)
5) WASM module for browser use (much, much, much faster than the Native JS in browser)

All of the builds support the core crypto used not only in wallet functions (creating keys, finding our outputs, generating ring signatures, etc) but they also contain all of the hash functions available in core, including Chukwa (Argon2id with our parameters). The WASM module makes it very easy to bring the crypto methods used in TurtleCoin to the browser which will make client-side web wallets faster than ever*. In addition, if someone wanted to build a web miner based on the package they can do so.

Spoiler alert: Someone is building a client-side web wallet built on this using wallet-backend-js.

iburnmycd

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-crypto

turtlecoin-utils

Using the updates to the turtlecoin-crypto library, I’ve performed a few updates on the development branch of turtlecoin-utils. Most notably, the utils package now smart loads the crypto module. If we can load the Node native addon module, that’s always our first choice. If we’re in browser, then we try to load the WASM first. Lastly, if all else fails, we fall back to the native Javascript implementation. This also has the added benefit of cleaning up a bit of the code that revolves around the crypto in the library.

In addition, due to the exposure of all of the crypto functions in the library now, we’re able to check that the ring signatures that are generated via the library are checked to be valid upon creation thereby reducing the chance of generating an invalid transaction via the library.

If that wasn’t enough, I’ve added a webpack configuration to the project that ties everything up into a nice bundle for inclusion for browser use. Browser use did you say? You betcha. This webpack has been deployed as part of the TurtleCoin Explorer and is used for the tools page (playing with wallet addresses & keys) and the transaction checker. It’s going to make that top secret client-side web wallet shine.”

iburnmycd

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin-utils

CS-TurtleCoin

Over the last week, I have done a lot on the CS-TurtleCoin/CantiLib project. I pushed some major updates, including a full rewrite of the main repo, which features improvements across the board. As I have been fairly silent with the project lately, I’m going to give a quick run-down of what it is and what I have gotten done thus far.

CantiLib is a multi-purpose C# library with many useful tools for a blockchain environment, including a standalone P2P client system, a configurable REST API server, logging utilities, database functionality, cryptography, byte-level serialization, and CryptoNote protocol handling. CS-TurtleCoin is an effort to tie these tools together to create a fully operational TurtleCoin node, coded from the ground up in a C#.

As of the time of writing this, I have P2P connectivity, API handling, CryptoNote deserialization, peer discovery and handshaking, some database functionality, the start of a blockchain cache, and a number of other utilities and functions in place. Lately, my focus has been on refining peer discovery between nodes, porting cryptographic functions from the core code to C#, connecting TurtleCoin-Crypto to the library, adding more functionality and ease of use to the API server, and have also begun work on the sync process and blockchain caching. More to come soon!

canti

https://www.github.com/turtlecoin/cs-turtlecoin

wallet-api-go

wallet-api-go

This project aims to provide a wrapper for making wallet-api requests with Go. All of the wallet-api responses are marshaled into an appropriate type. You no longer have to manually convert from map[string]interface{}!

If there’s any bugs in the codebase, feel free to leave an issue on GitHub. 😀

dsanon

https://github.com/anonanonymous/wallet-api-go https://godoc.org/github.com/anonanonymous/wallet-api-go

TurtleCoin Chukwa Cuvée Testnet available

As everything is in full swing to get ready for the Argon2id-based new TurtleCoin algo called chukwa, we needed to spin up a local testnet.

This allows us to benchmark, test and optimize our different boards, and see how the trtlrig works compared to the native TurtleCoin miner.

We made our test environment available. If you want to see how your harware will do on the new algo, and try out how it feels living on the cutting-edge technology, build your trtlrig from the add_chuwka branch available in the TurtleCoin github, and point your xmrig miner using the following parameters:

-o publicnode.ydns.eu:3420
-a chukwa
-u your TRTL address

Please note no web front-end available, and no TurtleTestCoin pay-outs. This environment is for benchmark tests only.

@OléCuvée

34 hot singles in your area are waiting to upgrade your wallet format

Wallet format upgrading

A few people have requested that there be a utility to upgrade a wallet from the WalletGreen format (zedwallet, turtle-service), to the WalletBackend format (zedwallet-beta, wallet-api).

I’ve been working on this for the past few days, and think I am close to completion. Got a few bugs with transfer amounts being incorrect, but hopefully it won’t be a sticking point.

I’m considering adding an automatic upgrade, so you can transparently open an old format wallet and have it upgraded without any user interaction. One downside is that we have to generate the key image for each input when we upgrade the format, which is pretty slow for a large wallet – this can take around 10-20 seconds on my ~8000 transaction wallet.

Of course, this will only have to be done once, so the delay could be worth it.
Hopefully this will make it easier for services to migrate to wallet-api, along with new GUI’s/CLI’s using the new backend.

Zpalm

Rig Of The Week

Each week we like to highlight a person who has sent in pics and descriptions of their TRTL mining rigs. This week is ZenMaster Mr Lahaye’s turn! Ironically, it was his idea to start this column about rig of the week so maybe he had this planned all along! hmmm!

RigRX560 by ZenMaster (MrLahaye)

6 x Msi Aero rx560 4GB with fan upgraded to Artic Accelero Mono plus
1 x CPU Intel G3900 2.8Ghz
1 x 8 gig DDR4 stick of memory
1 x Msi z270-a pro Motherboard
1 x Corsair 850 Watts powersupply
1 x SSD Sandisk 16 GB with HiveOS
1 x Veddha 6 Gpu mining rig Frame as pictured no fans

  • Around 20 Kh/s
  • This rig consumes around 350 Watts taken at wall.
  • I got this complete rig for 600$ CAN on Ebay. Check Ebay auctions often and snipe last minute deals. I can usually get one or two deals like this every month.

I’ve already described myself in a previous roundup : https://blog.turtlecoin.lol/archives/this-week-in-turtlecoin-may-7-2019/

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Buy With TRTL

These are things that were pinned this week in the #merchandise section of TRTL Network Discord chat.turtlecoin.lol

selling asus dual gtx 1060 for 1.25M TRTL shipped (OBO) – Extrahash on discord
ASUS X370 CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME (full package) – 2M TRTL shipping within EU on quote – Elkim on discord
I have brand new, still sealed GPU risers for sale in TRTL. 25k trtl each, 5 for 100k. opened this one to take a pic. Bulk quantities are available. Small amounts can be shipped for around 80k trtl in a flat rate padded envelope within the US. – extrahash on Discord
I have two clusters of RPis. 3 B+. Four in each cluster. 120 watt charging power supply. 2 each 5 port switching hubs. SD cards pre-programmed with Ubuntu and XMrig miner. All set to mine. Just connect to a router or range extender. Edit the config.json file with your wallet address. Good to go! If anybody wants this as a whole, make me an offer. I do not want to part this out. Comes with all 1 ft and 18″ CAT 5e cables. Anyone interested? – radarlarry

Good First Issues

Trying to get your developer role in Discord? Want to be part of the dev team? Here are some ‘Good First Issues’ so you guys can have some low hanging fruit to get you started! Beginners, enjoy!

Shoutouts

grey’s pi3b cluster of doooom
  • iburnmycd Shoutout to @shelly for a successful grand opening of Buckland Arts where some of her artwork is featured.
  • JAPAKAR KING OF THE OZARK Once again, shoutout to a great community! This place is unique and awesome!
  • greywolf thanks much to DatsunPatrol for the Optimizing-RPi-TurtleCoin-Mining guide, and to Olé Cuvée (aka LeoCuvée) for the encouragement and oversight, as i put together a 4-raspi3b+ mini-tower mining TurtleCoin
  • rock shout to zpalm for helping with my golang homework, thanks to dsanon for the wallet-api-go work, thanks to japakar, greywold, mufalito and others for tips this week, and thanks to the community for again being awesome, and thanks to teacup for the memes 😀
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This Week In TurtleCoin (Dec 3, 2018)

We are 1 week away from our 1 year birthday party! I hope you’ve got your party hat on!

Developer Community Updates

Turtlecoin Identicon Generator – Having trouble recognizing your public TRTL address? Now you can convert your boring address into something more fun. Identicons let you quickly check that you are sending to the correct TRTL address since changing just a single letter will change the image. Will you be on Green Team, Red Team, or maybe the super rare Yellow Team? Find out by entering your address at https://wallet.trtl-store.com/check.html – mosu_forge 

https://wallet.trtl-store.com/check.html

RainBorgCore – This week I did some work on the RainBorgCore code to further make it usable by our community’s forks. I changed the code to allow reading a balance directly from a tip bot database if it’s hosted on the same server (so an endpoint needn’t be set up), fixed some timeout issues, reworked how the core logic works to hopefully minimize any CPU bottlenecks, and added additional configuration. On top of all that, I finally got around to doing a write-up on how she works and to hopefully provide some information on setting her up on your own server. See the readme/wiki on the GitHub repo. – Canti

https://www.github.com/turtlecoin/RainBorgCore

TurtleCoin.lol – I redesigned the node map for the homepage. It display active nodes (seen in within in last 10 minutes) on a map of the world and draws currently random connections between them. The script that grabs the nodes does provide coordinates of known peers for each peer, so actual connections can be drawn with most likely a few edits on the client side. I will leave this for someone else 🙂 – fexra

https://github.com/fexra/trtl-network-api

TurtleWallet.lol – TurtleWallet got some graphical updates this week! The online web wallet now offers a night mode theme along with an one click graph conversion for TRTL base pairs (BTC/LTC/ETH). Observant turtles should further notice small graphical tweaks and enhancements that should improve the overall user experience. – fexra

https://turtlewallet.lol

trtl-cli-py – I implemented the all pools function! Run “pools all” for detailed stats on all pools! Check it out – Sajo8

https://github.com/turtlecoin/trtl-cli-py

TwitchTurtle – TwitchTurtle has a HUGE update! TRTL.TV is a fast new service that allows viewers to donate to an integrated address with their message and name. All you gotta do if you are a streamer is check the dashboard and share the link, or add your Twitch username (capitalization matters) to TRTL.TV/uSeRnAmE. Its live now! Start streaming, start donating, start twitchturtling! – Watter

https://trtl.tv

lite-blocks – Another update for another weekly roundup.. my exams are finished and I was like “let’s get this thing merged before the anniversary.. “took some valuable suggestions from iburnmycd and zpalmtree, implemented the feature as requested (99%).. hoping the testnet will be deployed soon to check whether it’s working as expected or not..
Changes in implementation: Instead of requesting a lite block with missing transactions.. we just request the transactions from the sender.. – Rashedmyt

https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtlecoin/pull/623

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Fork Watch!

Name of your TRTL fork:
NibbleClassic
Github link for your code:
What is special or new about your network?:
NibbleClassic has a block time of 150 seconds which is what I like to dub as being in the goldilocks zone… at 150 seconds, this gives 24 blocks at a one hour rate, based on the supply and emmision rate, pushes 200 reward per block as a starting point, not too little a reward, not too much, just right… The goldilocks zone. We have an awesome community, we now have 2 official mining pools, a block explorer, awesome website, Paper wallet. And the best part is, under the hood were TURTLE powered! Our community is rapidly growing, bringing in new ideas and new developments, all adding to the future success of NibbleClassic

Shoutouts & Thanks

rogerrobers – Shoutout to jerme404 and dsanon and khem boi da trtl!

rock – shoutout to IBMCD for kicking ass on a daily basis. I learn a lot from you.

Lingkarcakra – TURTLE POWER INDONESIA

rock – shoutout to jerme, doge4, khem, granpa, beary, japakar, roger, mufalito for always leaving me treats under my pillow 😀

Mufalito – Thanks to roger and xaz for being here day by day in our projects, youre so nice guys, you roger are a good community promoter and you xaz you’re a smart ass guy <3 . thanks to rock for creating turtlecoin and open the gates of a nice community where i’ve meet FRENS. Special thanks to dsanon and jermy for creating the monkeytips web wallet. aWxvdmVteWZpdGxhZHM= d2VtaXNzeW91dW5jbGVjcmFwcHk=

rock – thanks to campurro for keeping his word and open sourcing his merge mining code

rock – holler at folks right now with the upper hand mining. Your days are up. I hope your fpga can mine aeon.